Sufjan Stevens recruits St. Vincent, Chris Thile, Moses Sumney for his Oscars performance

Sufjan Stevens is apparently pulling out all the stops for his upcoming performance at this weekend’s Academy Awards; Variety reports that the gentle alt-rocker, who’s nominated for Best Song for Call Me By Your Name’s “Mystery Of Love,” has recruited a high-profile team of folk, rock, and soul stars to help him…

Woebegone radio program Prairie Home Companion has yet to decide its new name

In an attempt to distance itself from longtime host Garrison Keillor—who was fired from Minnesota Public Radio last week for “inappropriate behavior”—the long-running radio show Prairie Home Companion is being renamed. On Saturday nights at 7 p.m. ET, public radio listeners will now tune in to Town Hall. Keillor…

Garrison Keillor’s reign of terror over America’s airwaves finally set to end

When Robert Altman directed his final film, 2006’s A Prairie Home Companion, he posited a bright, utopian world, one in which cornpone overlord Garrison Keillor finally stepped down from his dark, Powdermilk Biscuit-covered throne and relinquished his hold on America’s radio waves. Now, the light Altman hurled into…

Watch Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile and bassist Edgar Meyer get virtuosic

We know Chris Thile best from his time in both Nickel Creek and A.V. Undercover alums Punch Brothers, where his mandolin playing is both gorgeous and technically impressive. (You don’t win a MacArthur “Genius Grant” by just being okay.) Earlier this year, Thile rejoined Nickel Creek for a triumphant album and tour,…